Mission Vista Academy

Family Newsletter - Week of September 21, 2020

Delivering the Heart of Homeschooling

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What's inside:

  1. Current update from Our School Administration about Multi-Year Planning Amounts
  2. 2020/21 School Calendar
  3. Our Goals: Mission and Schoolwide Learner Outcomes
  4. English Language Advisory Committee (ELAC) Parent Meeting on 9/23 @ 5 pm
  5. Parent/Student ID's
  6. Sharing the Homeschool Heart Monthly Article
  7. COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS! Virtual Clubs Info!!
  8. TK-8 Curriculum Showcase Recordings Now Available
  9. Mission Vista Academy Superstar!
  10. NEW Mission Vista Academy Facebook Group!
  11. MVA High School Curriculum Roadshow Slides
  12. 2020/21 OSP (Online Subscription Package)
  13. FREEBIE! Teachers Pay Teachers
  14. School Resource Websites to Bookmark
  15. FREE Teaching Resources- Physical Education
  16. Intervention Site - Free Outstanding Direct Math Instruction Videos!
  17. Your Mission Vista Academy Team
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Multi-Year Planning Amount Update

Please see an update from our Mission Vista Academy board meeting regarding this years multi-year planning amounts. Please reach out to your HST if you have any questions or concerns.
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2020/21 School Calendar

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We are Mission Vista Academy Proud!

Working Together - Mission Vista Academy

Our Mission

The mission of Mission Vista Academy is to develop the individual gifts of students in Riverside County and adjacent counties to become critical thinkers, responsible citizens, and innovative leaders prepared for academic and real-life achievement in the 21st Century. The mission will be accomplished through quality, personalized, standards-based education, which could include online coursework, offline textbook work, and unique hands-on and experiential learning experiences facilitated in partnership with students, parents, staff, and community.

Schoolwide Learner Outcomes

At Mission Vista Academy, we have goals for our students that are known as Schoolwide Learner Outcomes (SLOs). SLOs are a part of our school culture: they reflect our school vision, the College and Career Readiness Standards, and the education of the whole child.

Mission Vista Students Are:

Navigators of the Digital World – Navigators of the digital world who are proficient in the use of technology, media, and online resources.

Self-Directed – Self-directed and motivated students who are able to set attainable goals to achieve academic success.

Personalized Learners – Personalized learners who are able to thrive in the style of education that best fits their individual needs.

Independent Critical Thinkers – Independent critical thinkers who have the ability to problem-solve, take ownership, and apply their knowledge to a variety of problems.

Responsible Citizens – Responsible citizens who demonstrate integrity and respect while actively seeking knowledge of local and global issues.

Effective Communicators – Effective communicators who can thoughtfully articulate their thinking with confidence while collaborating with peers.

Thank you for partnering with us to achieve our goals!

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English Language Advisory Committee (ELAC) Parent Meeting

Parents of English Learners - We want YOU!

Mission Vista Academy invites all Parents of English Learners to join the English Learners Advisory Committee (ELAC) Parent Group.

What is ELAC?
The English Learners Advisory Committee (ELAC) makes recommendations regarding programs for students with second language needs. The purpose of the ELAC is to provide parents of English Learners opportunities to:

  • Learn more about the programs offered to their children
  • Participate in the school’s needs assessment of students, parents, and teachers
  • Provide input in the most effective ways to support full participation of English Learners in all school activities
  • Provide input on the most effective ways to ensure attendance

***The meeting will be translated in Spanish. You will hear a school-wide update from our amazing principal, as well as receive more information about ELAC/DELAC, ELPAC testing, and reclassification criteria. You can find this information, amongst other resources, on our school's website, under English Learner Resources.***

Join us on Wednesday, September, 23rd at 5 pm

Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/96787113163?pwd=TmEyNUJhdW1DL2FnNnQ5blZUcCtYUT09

Padres de estudiantes de inglés - ¡Te queremos a TI!

Mission Vista Academy invita a todos los padres de estudiantes de inglés a unirse al grupo de padres del Comité Asesor de Estudiantes de inglés (ELAC).

¿Qué es ELAC?
El Comité Asesor de Estudiantes de Inglés (ELAC) hace recomendaciones sobre programas para estudiantes con necesidades de un segundo idioma. El propósito del ELAC es brindar a los padres de los estudiantes de inglés oportunidades para:

  • Conozca más sobre los programas que se ofrecen a sus hijos.
  • Participar en la evaluación de necesidades de la escuela de estudiantes, padres y maestros.
  • Proporcionar información de las formas más efectivas para apoyar la participación total de los estudiantes de inglés en todas las actividades escolares.
  • Proporcionar información sobre las formas más efectivas de garantizar la asistencia.

23 de septiembre a las 5 pm

Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/96787113163?pwd=TmEyNUJhdW1DL2FnNnQ5blZUcCtYUT09

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Until October 15th, take advantage of this offer to purchase Parent(Teacher) & Student School ID Cards! Complete this SURVEY to place your order with Michelle McCoy Photography.

Please contact Michelle McCoy if you have any questions!
(949) 463-3115

*ID’s are paid out of pocket; planning amounts cannot be used. Complete the survey to order your cards. The deadline to order is October 15th. Please direct questions to the photographer.

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Sharing the Homeschool Heart

This is an exciting week for many of us. Tuesday is the first day of fall! After many months of quarantine and the isolation that accompanied it, experiencing the hottest August on record, as well as the largest wildfire season in California history, and then there’s the intensity of politics and national issues. Oh yes, and the start of the school year, which can be stressful for many, as families adjust to new schedules and rhythms. Phew, that is a lot!

I think it’s time for a new “season” in all aspects of the word. A great start might be to celebrate the first day of fall. This is a great day to restore balance in your home because night and day are approximately the same lengths (balanced!). You can do so by cleaning and organizing your home, as well as solidifying a schedule, routine, or rhythm for your family’s day. Children thrive on regular household rhythms and routines, as do many of us. This is also known as a time of harvest, which is something to be thankful for; thus, this is a great week to focus on the things we are grateful for. Start a list of things you and your family members are thankful for and add to this list as the season proceeds. Eat a fall harvest meal. You don’t have to wait until Thanksgiving to indulge in the comfort foods that come with this time of year. Join together as a family to dress up the table, make decorations, and cook together. Consider a fall-inspired week of learning. Pinterest has a plethora of ideas and ways to add an autumnal flair to the subjects you want your children to learn, from math and STEM Projects to read-alouds, journal prompts, and science experiments.

May the start of this season be a rejuvenating reset, sparking new energy and life into your home and homeschool.

~Robi Frederick, MVA Family Liaison

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MVA Virtual Clubs!

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Light those fires this week by introducing your students to new ideas and concepts offered up by our amazing homeschool teachers.

Come join the fun as we explore and learn together! More information and club schedules will be emailed to you by your HST on Mondays.

There is no need to preregister your students; just show up. Make sure to check out the details regarding each club, so you know whether to gather any needed supplies. However, we have been reassured that if you do not have those supplies on hand; your student can still attend and will still be able to learn and enjoy.

Questions? Reach out to the MVA Community Connections Coordinator at stacy.beasley@missionvistaacademy.org or your HST

MVA Virtual Clubs Info Session Recording!

Our MVA Community Connections Coordinator, Stacy Beasley, held an info session to help us learn more about Mission Vista's Virtual Clubs. In case you missed it, you can find the recording here.

Share your Mission Vista Virtual Club photos with us!

We love seeing what your students are learning! Our virtual clubs are the perfect place to inspire imagination, fun, and trying new things! Share your Virtual Club photos with us on the Mission Vista Facebook Group, or use #mvavirtualclubs on Instagram! Can't wait to see what your students have learned, created, or baked!
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Nobody Has More Fun Than Our MVA Families....

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TK-8 Curriculum Showcase Recordings

Over the summer, our South Schools' Family Liaisons joined together to bring our families 'Themed Curriculum Weeks!' Each week had its theme: All-In-One Curriculum, Math, Language Arts, History, Science, and Subscription Boxes. Your Liaisons kicked off each week with a webinar highlighting popular curriculum choices. Additionally, throughout each themed week, webinars were scheduled with curriculum companies to share more about their products. If you missed any of these or if you just want to check them out again, here are the links to the recordings:

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Mission Vista Students Are the BEST!

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Congratulations Sarah on your accomplishment!

Having only been in Kenpo karate for 1 year, Sarah is already a tournament champion. She placed 1st in her division in February and then 3rd place in July. The July competition was international with participants all over the world submitting their work via video due to Covid-19. Sarah continues to work hard in her karate class and will move up belt rank come the end of September. Her next competition is in October and will again be virtual.

Let Us Know About Your Superstar...

Do you have a student who has achieved an award or received public recognition? We would love to share their great accomplishment with the entire school on the Mission Vista Academy social media platforms and in the Family Newsletter.

Please complete this survey. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to your HST (Homeschool Teacher) or Family Liaison.
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Mission Vista Academy Facebook Group!

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Mission Vista Academy's NEW Facebook Group!

Welcome to the NEW Mission Vista Academy Facebook group! This is the official Facebook group for families currently enrolled in Mission Vista Academy. We are here to build a community of support and share helpful resources, ideas, and inspiration with each other. Feel free to ask questions about homeschooling, secular curriculum, vendors, field trips, events, and more.

We are here to encourage and support you on this exciting adventure! Let's build a strong community of homeschool families!

Feel free to follow Mission Vista Academy's Instagram Page.

*Access to this page is granted after enrollment has been verified.

Contact us! Your Mission Vista Academy Family Liaisons!

Audrey Everson audrey.everson@missionvistaacademy.org (951) 541-4809

Robi Frederick robi.frederick@missionvistaacademy.org (760) 455-0343

Andrea Hart andrea.hart@missionvistaacademy.org (951) 378-6144

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MVA High School Curriculum Roadshow Slides

Hello High School Parents!

Check out the Mission Vista Academy High School Curriculum Roadshow presentation and recording in case you missed it!

Presentation Slides with Links

South Schools' High School Adopted Curriculum 2020/21

Have questions about High School? Reach out to your Riverside County High School Success Coordinator, Summer Davidson at summer.davidson@missionvistaacademy.org

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2020/21 Online Subscription Package Offerings!

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There is no need to opt-in or opt-out this year; all students will receive subscriptions based on their grade level.

TK-4th grade: MobyMax, BrainPOP/BrainPOP Jr., and Touch-type Read & Spell

5-8th grade: MobyMax, Grammarly, and Touch-type Read & Spell

9-12th grade: Shmoop

*Additional subscription options are available via OSP A LA CARTE.


The OSP Handbook is your one-stop-shop for all information regarding the OSP. The handbook includes detailed information as well as updates & answers to our most frequently asked questions. Please be sure to visit the OSP Handbook before contacting us.


Overview page - provides general information

Announcements page - provides up-to-date important/need-to-know information

General FAQ - provides answers to FAQ about the OSP in general (NOT subscription specific)

OSP Subscriptions - provides more detailed information regarding the OSP (packaged) subscriptions

A LA CARTE Subscriptions - provides more detailed information regarding the A LA CARTE subscriptions

Webinars - provides links to the webinars available for each subscription


If you need additional help, please consider joining our weekly office hours. Every Wednesday from 1:30 - 2:30 pm https://zoom.us/j/96453949454

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Teachers Pay Teachers is the go-to place for educators to find the resources, knowledge, and inspiration they need to teach at their best. They offer more than 3 million free and paid resources, created by educators who understand what works in the classroom. Their marketplace is growing every day to meet the evolving needs of the PreK-12 classroom. When educators get the resources and support they need, they're best equipped to inspire our next generation of learners.

Along with many free resources, planning amount can be used to purchase 'optional" lessons from the TPT website! Simply create a TPT account and link it to your order. Once the purchase has been processed by our enrichment team, your order will be sent to you email. Its just that easy!

Teachers Pay Teachers website

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School Resource Websites to Bookmark!

Mission Vista Academy School Website

Mission Vista Academy Facebook Group - Enrolled with Mission Vista Academy? Join us on Facebook for a lively discussion and homeschool support.

mission_vista_academy - Follow Mission Vista Academy on Instagram!

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Free Teaching Resources

Mission Vista's School at Home Website

Mission Vista worked together with others to create this resource site for our families and for parents who are now faced with homeschooling their own children. Feel free to share this site!

Please reach out to your Family Liaisons or your HST at any time. We're here for you!

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This Week's School at Home Website Spotlight- Physical Education

Each week we will highlight one of the amazing resources offered on our School At Home website.

We ALL need physical activities for stress relief, exercise and for over all wellness. Here are some amazing free resources to help keep your kids healthy and active...parents may even enjoy them too!

The P.E. Specialist

Go Noodle- Get your Body MOVING!

We Are Teachers-Virtual P.E. Class

These are just a few of many, so don't forget to hop on the site and check them all out. Use this as a jumping point to explore other virtual field trips for things your children are interested in and/or things they are studying. Have fun!

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Mission Vista's Intervention Website

Your child's education is a top priority for you. That's why you homeschool! You can do this, and we have lots of free resources to help. Visit our Intervention Website. Here you will find tons of FREE teaching videos and resources.

Need help with MATH? Check out our amazing FREE teacher led videos covering several different math concepts including:

Foundational Skills

Outstanding Operations

Multiplication and Division

Factors, Multiples, and Fractions

Funky Fractions


Algebra Level 1

Algebra Level 2

Whether you are looking for some tips in Early Literacy, Math, Writing, or even Speech, you will find some help!

We have added our fabulous Outstanding Direct Instruction (ODI) recordings! Make sure to check it out with your student!

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We are here for you!

Your Mission Vista Academy Homeschool Teachers and Family Liaisons are always here for you! Reach out to your HST or Family Liaisons for support, advice, and connections with the homeschool community around you!

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Mission Vista Academy Family Liaisons

Audrey Everson

Hi everyone! I am a mom of 3 awesome kids ranging in age from 12 to 8 years old. My husband and I are high school sweethearts and have been married for 17 years. Having homeschooled our children over the last 8 years in 3 different states, I've found homeschooling here in California, especially with Mission Vista Academy, has been a great fit for our homeschool journey. I am grateful for our ability to homeschool so freely and I aspire to assist other families with their own homeschool adventures!

Robi Frederick

Hi there! I am a mom of two girls, 10 and 11 years old, and have been homeschooling from the start. I am also the wife of a very supportive hubby of almost 14 years. We are raising our children in the Coachella Valley and excited to see how the homeschooling community has grown in our area, as well as the resources. I am very grateful that I have this opportunity to homeschool my children. I love to help and encourage families and assist in building our homeschooling resources in the Desert Area.

Andrea Hart

Hello! My name is Andrea Hart, and I am a homeschooling momma of two beautiful girls. Thanks to Mission Vista Academy, we have been homeschooling for 2 years and absolutely love the freedom and new learning experiences that it provides us daily. Homeschooling has changed our lives for the better, and I can’t wait to help other families learn, grow, and navigate through this extraordinary journey. I'm here to help encourage, guide, and answer any question you may have! I can’t wait to connect with you.

We want to hear from you!

What do you want to hear more about? Drop us an email!

We'd love to answer all of your questions in regards to homeschooling

and learn more about what your homeschool lifestyle looks like!

Mission Vista Academy Parent Feedback

Our goal is to provide you with the best homeschool program in Riverside County and San Bernardino County...so we want your feedback! If you have any comments, suggestions, or concerns, please let us know!

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Fully Accredited for Grades TK-9 by the Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

(As each year we add another grade level in high school, we anticipate full accreditation of grades TK-12 by 2023. Go MVA!)